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Voice of the people

Feb. 07, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

City position unnecessary

The recent article regarding the hiring of Bryan Chambers as communications director for the city of Huntington failed to mention he is the son of U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers. Sounds a little like a political favor to me.

Huntington never needed a communications director before. Mayor Steve Williams seemed to already have a plan. If there is a microphone, he will be behind it. If there is a camera, he will be in front of it.

The salary for this new position is $51,000 per year.

How can the mayor ask residents to pay a storm drain fee and then pay a salary like this for an unnecessary position?

Lee West

Barboursville

Children's heroes should be veterans

To say I was shocked is putting it mildly.

When buying some scrapbook paper at a craft store today, I complained that I couldn't find any patriotic paper. I scrapbook for the historian of the Marine Corps League, and was told they don't handle much. I said I needed some for a page on Hershel "Woody" Williams.

The girl waiting on me did not know who he was and when I told her, she did not know what the Medal of Honor was or what it was for. I couldn't believe it.

What's wrong, America? Aren't we teaching our children about the men and women who fought and died for our country?

Let's teach our children that sport stars aren't their heroes, but the veterans of our country are.

Linda Fetty

Chesapeake, Ohio

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